No one should be concerned that Lila Day, MD, is resting on her laurels. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington. She worked on some of the first studies of HIV at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and her research was published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. She embarked on a medical mission in Africa, and has resided in Mexico, the West Indies, and England. But today, the fruits of her medical globetrotting are ripe for the picking by the citizens of Lake Tapps, where her family practice promotes well-being with a barrage of health services. Alongside full physicals and massage therapy, Dr. Day and her team take particular care of women with gynecological exams and children with pediatric care. They can also help patients shed pounds in time for spandex season with nutrition counseling, Ideal Protein diets, and cold-laser Zerona contouring treatments. Whether one is afflicted with a tummy ache or unshakable stress, Dr. Day is bound to have a remedy and an attendant anecdote from a faraway land.
Gig Harbor Chiropractic & Massage is helmed by husband-and-wife doctor duo Greg and Keri Messer, two graduates of Western States Chiropractic College who set out together to annihilate pain one spine at a time. One of the doctors or their skilled staff members will begin your exam with a conversation about your back bothers and health habits. Next, you'll receive a complete chiropractic examination that tests your reflexes, flexibility, posture, and more, followed by a computerized spinal assessment to discover if any disks are bulging, shoulders are slumping, or vertebrae have forgotten the state capitals. If a bit of extra dorsal detective work is required, you'll receive up to two x-rays before the doctor reports his or her findings and recommendations for any necessary treatment.
Dr. Carla Yamashiro and her friendly staff improve oral health with progressive technology, such as digital x-rays and Velscope oral cancer detectors, and place an emphasis on preventative care. During the comprehensive exam, Dr. Carla carefully considers and cross-examines each tooth, scanning for cavities and periodontal diseases. A technician snaps a complete series of x-rays with a digital x-ray machine that reduces radiation output by 80% while producing images nearly instantly. A hygienist then bathes bite bones, scrubbing off tartar and debris, leaving dental domiciles cleaner and smoother than a freshly laundered con artist.
Vision Quest Sport and Fitness promotes a five-pronged approach to fitness, covering cardiovascular, progressive resistance, proper diet, supplementation, and personal training. Like any decent clock factory, the clubs are open 24 hours a day, and each keeps its own schedule primed with group classes such as boxing, yoga, spinning, and hip-hop fitness. Body Sculpt sessions fashion forms with weights and bands, and Total Body Conditioning uses lighter weights and higher repetitions to create lean, mean muscle mass.
Members take part in complimentary wellness seminars from fitness experts to fine-tune their bodies, and teams of affiliated massage therapists, chiropractors, and nutrition gurus save skeletons and muscles from harmful injury.
Yoga Soleil's certified, friendly staff instruct students in the ancient practice of yoga in a warm, welcoming studio. More than 10 class types suit different levels of fitness and yoga experience, starting with the Intro to Yoga class, which focuses on learning the basic postures, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques to calm stressed psyches and mimic bendy straws. More advanced classes include the fluid Vinyasa sessions and the core-strengthening power of the Yoga Pilates Fusion class. Gentle Yoga and Pre(post)natal classes champion customized, slower-paced poses perfect for older participants and new mothers. The weekly schedule offers sessions Monday–Sunday with morning and evening classes available to fit around midnight opossum photoshoots.